Newington has one of the best school facilities for Water Polo in Australia, and consequently has built a consistently successful program to complement this.
Newington Water Polo Program
We field teams in:
- Open (1sts and 2nds) divisions of the AAGPS/CAS competition
Training and Competition
The boys have the opportunity to represent AAGPS, CIS, NSW and Australian Schools with some fantastic opportunities to travel at elite level. Over the past few years, Newington teams have toured New Zealand and South Africa.
The competition season runs as a Summer Sport in Terms 1 and 4 with games played on Saturday mornings. All teams train twice a week under the guidance of experienced coaching staff.
Water Polo is one of the oldest Olympic team sports, contested at every modern Olympic Games since Paris 1900. Newington has offered Water Polo since a full independent school competition was initiated in 1988.
The 2016/2017 Summer season was another one to remember for the water polo players at Newington. Twelve teams from prep school to seniors all contributed to a formidable win-loss ratio. In the Premiership competitions the Second grade team once again rolled through the season undefeated to claim both the AAGPS and the Combined AAGPS/CAS Shields.
Newington Firsts, also without a loss in the competitive season claimed back the Combined AAGPS/CAS Shield. Both of these teams also contributed to winning the Thomas Whalan Cup in December 2016.
Six students represented AAGPS (Mark Elwaw, Nico Maclean, Tom Harris, Matthew Sharp, Harry Dickens, Aidan Schmitt). Matthew Sharp and Harry Dickens were also selected in the CIS team and followed that up with selection in the NSW All Schools side.